Problem with RECFM=U



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Problem with RECFM=U

Postby Vatsalya » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:19 pm

I have a SORTIN data set with the attributes RECORD FORMAT=U. I'm getting the error

ICE043A K INVALID DATA SET ATTRIBUTES SPECIFIED SORTOUT RECFM
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Re: Problem with RECFM=U

Postby MrSpock » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:49 pm

RECFM=U is a load library. What possible reason would you have to process it with a SORT?
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Re: Problem with RECFM=U

Postby expat » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:24 pm

RECFM=U can also be used as output from DFdss - but I wouldask why it needs to sorted :o
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Re: Problem with RECFM=U

Postby Frank Yaeger » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:30 pm

Vatsalya,

You're getting that message because DFSORT does not support processing of RECFM=U data sets. If you had looked up the ICE043A message in "z/OS DFSORT Messages, Codes and Diagnosis" or with LookAt, you would have seen that one of the bullets under Explanation for that message is:

The record format of the input or output data set was U (undefined).
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